Tag: bike touring

Plan now for Bike Travel Weekend in June

With half of the nation covered in snow in mid-February, perhaps this is a good time to start dreaming about warm weather pursuits, like an overnight bike ride this summer. The Adventure Cycling Association wants to inspire such a trip during Bike Travel Weekend on June 1-3. This is the third year that the nonprofit …

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Fines don’t worry cross-country cyclist on New York Citi Bike

Choosing a durable bike for a cross-country bicycle tour is a good idea. When Jeffrey Tanenhaus chose a ride for his adventure, he went to a most familiar source — the New York City Bike bike share system. Tanenhaus set off from New York City back on Aug. 6 on one of 12,000 bikes in …

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Rails to Trails expands annual “sojourn” bike tours program

The Rails to Trails Conservancy is expanding its once-a-year “sojourn” bicycle tour program to a series of four bicycle tours in 2016. Every year since about 2001, the nonprofit trail-builder has introduced bicyclists to one of its scenic trails on a multi-day bicycle tour in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York among others. …

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Bikecentennial celebrates 40 years in 2016

It’s surprising to me that we’re closing in on the 40-year anniversary of Bikecentennial — an event that has launched hundreds of thousands of bicyclists to ride across the US. The original Bikecentennial coincided with the nation’s Bicentennial in 1976. That first year, some 4,100 bicyclists took up the challenge to ride between Reedsport, Oregon, …

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Trailer for Trans Am Bike Race film — “Inspired to Ride”

You might remember that last summer some 45 bicyclists took off from Oregon for the first-ever self-contained cross-country bicycle race — The Trans Am Bike Race. No drafting. No sag wagons. No support teams.

Fortunately, a team of filmmakers followed some of them. Here’s a just-released trailer of their film, entitled “Inspired to Ride,” based on the race. …

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Films promote Montana to bicycle travelers

As spring nears, it’s time to consider when and where you’ll set out for a bicycling adventure this summer. You might want to consider the mountains and valley of the Big Sky state. A series of films posted at the Epic Montana site on Youtube is promoting the many outdoor pursuits in the state. Among them …

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Bike touring scholarships offered by Adventure Cycling Association

If you can earn a scholarship to attend college, why not for other types of higher learning — such as bicycle touring? The Adventure Cycling Association is offering two scholarships for young adults aged 18-25 to attend one of its educational courses this year. The recipients will receive the costs of traveling to the course …

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Vintage global bicycle tour photos on display at UCLA

We’ve all probably seen photos, slides and digital images taken on bicycle tours. But an exhibition at the Fowler Museum at UCLA displays amazing photographs taken by two early bicycle explorers traveling in the Middle East more than 100 years ago. Entitled “Round Trip: Bicycle Asia Minor 1891”, the exhibition features photos taken by  Americans William Sachtleben …

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Images from a four-continent bicycle tour

The global bicycle travels of  photographer Paul Jeurissen and writer Grace Johnson are presented in photos in a newly released, free e-book entitled “Bicycling Around the World.” “Wherever we go, we search out bike culture, dramatic landscapes and remote places,” Grace writes. “By the end of this book, we hope you’ll agree that the world …

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Day 45 – This “health” beverage tastes better than Gatorade

PAGOSA SPRINGS, COLO. -We hooked up with a German couple on the road today who taught us about a new health drink, although we have yet to try it while cycling.

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We packed up early at the hostel in Durango and took off. Anymore, I always feel better being back on the road, no matter how much I needed a rest day. Today we're following a new map behind the clear window in my handlebar bag. We're long-finished with the traditional Bikecentennial maps — that route veered north somewhere after Pueblo. We're on the Great Parks South Bicycle Route Extension map. …

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